Sunday, March 01, 2009

Broadcasting pioneer Paul Harvey dies at age 90

I was wondering when we would lose him. I loved listening to the "Rest of the Story".

From USA Today:

CHICAGO — Paul Harvey, the news commentator and talk-radio pioneer whose staccato style made him one of the nation's most familiar voices, died Saturday in Arizona, according to ABC Radio Networks. He was 90.

Harvey died surrounded by family at a hospital in Phoenix, where he had a winter home, said Louis Adams, a spokesman for ABC Radio Networks, where Harvey worked for more than 50 years. No cause of death was immediately available.

Harvey had been forced off the air for several months in 2001 because of a virus that weakened a vocal cord. But he returned to work in Chicago and was still active as he passed his 90th birthday. His death comes less than a year after that of his wife and longtime producer, Lynne.


It will be interesting to see who ABC Radio hires to replace him. I wonder if they will discontinue the program.

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